Thank you to Royal Oak who, as with all the other clubs
this year, went out of their way to host our very small
field of 87 Easterns Nomads.
Prize giving, which is normally very disjointed at this
venue, was held in the lapa and proved to be the solution.
Graeme Wood and Cargo motors very generously donated a framed Lion rugby
jersey to raise funds towards our Alter that was stolen. At this moment in time we
await word of our claim from Hollard, which is in the region of R30 000.00. The
auction raised R12 000.00 for this item and congratulations to Boleng SA and
Richard Hunter, who are now the proud new owners.
Our small fields are a point of major concern, so please speak to fellow Nomads and
bring them out of hibernation. With this in mind, we will be only be charging first
time visitors R150.00 per game up until at least April 2018 with the view of encouraging
new members, so bring along your mates in order that they can share in the
Easterns Nomads experience.
Our September game at Ebotse is our National Chairman’s official visit, so I would
like to encourage you to make every attempt to participate in the game and attend
The new playing year got o to a very wet start with our
May game being washed out at State Mines. Thank you
very much to the Captain, Jan Delport and the
management of State Mines, who agreed to allow us to
replay the game on 24 June at no extra charge and even
moving one of their scheduled annual competitions that
was to take place on the day. We sadly heard on the day
that Mike Tarr, a 35 year Honorary Nomad and past Captain had passed on earlier that
morning after a long illness. Our condolences go out to his family as well as fellow
Nomad Joe Gumede’s families, who’s wife also left us two days later.
Congratulations to our Junior Vice Captain Hector King as well as all the Springs Nomads
for making the Memorial Day such a success. Despite only 32 Nomads supporting this
day +/- R16000.00 was raised for Hospice. Springs golf course is in fantastic condition
and I urge all you skeptics to go and see for yourself.
Our Kempton Park game was a total contrast, with perfect weather and on behalf of
Easterns I would like to thank the management and staff at Kempton Park golf club for
hosting us, as well as our starters for the day and in particular our lovely Ladies Terry and
Cathy, without whom we would be chasing our tails.
I had the pleasure and honour of playing with Geoff Fairhurst (Chairman KPGC), Ian
Griffiths (Captain KPGC) and Philip Michaux (Imperial CEO) and in true Imperial spirit, Phil
and I sponsored them.
Peter Retief, the sales and marketing manager of Tempest car hire not only sponsored
our June golf day, for which we are greatfull, he also handed the overall prize that
We wish to thank our Natinal Sponsors
Tempest also sponsors for the Tempest national IKO swindle of a 4 Night stay at a
Southern Sun Hotel , 2 x Return air tickets and 4 days car hire over and above the
R3200.00 cash to Neville Saunders (Easterns). – Thank you TEMPEST and let me remind
you that the only way we can show our gratitude to such loyal sponsors, is to support
their brand wherever and whenever possible.
After such a successful day and even winning the rugby, we awoke to the very sad and
shocking news that Clive Muller, a 8 year Easterns Nomad, had passed away in his sleep
earlier that morning, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family – RIP friend.
• Diamond Challenge 8/9 July Sun City
• Highveld Trophy July 12 Ruimsig
Captains Report September 2016
A Total of 15 Easterns went travelling to the Lowveld for the annual Les Trophy which was held on 27th & 28th August at Sabie River Golf Course in Hazyveiw.
The weather was amazing and we all met for drinks at the hotel on Friday night, The food was outstanding the whole weekend. The golf was also good as long as you never went to close looking for your ball
I know we all played as best as we could but unfortunately the prize went to Lowveld by a very small margin
Seen above is Rob Mc Clagan – Lowveld Captain receiving the Les Trophy from last years winners Theo Mason from Swaziland. Easterns finished in 2nd position but no accolades.
On Saturday 3rd September we played at Royal Oak in the morning field
My four ball consisted of Manny Merkel (Captain – Royal Oak) Les Mathews (Sponsor) and Brett Skinner (Prospective Nomad) We had a bet running but when we added the final scores it was tie so no money changed hands.
The weather was superb and a great day was had by allLes, thanks again for sponsoring our Royal Oak game, your support for Easterns is truly appreciated.
To the Members of Royal Oak, a special thank you for allowing us the use of your course on a Saterday morning.
To our Ladies Cathy and Terry a big thank you to you both.
To Mark Ablett and our tee starters raymond Lindsay and Struan King, well done chaps.
A much improved field of 110 Nomads came out to play and did they play with the day’s average an impressive 30.2 points
Congratulations to Dave Diesel on getting his 15year tie and also a 15year service for Lindsay Rees.
Reminder to you all, Inputting your Nomads score into the SAGA handicapping system is your responsibility.
At Germiston 23 players never entered scores and at Modderfontein 15 players never entered their scores & 3 were entered incorrectly.
This is un-acceptable and Nomads who do not enter all scores correctly will be penalised.
Join us on Sunday morning & afternoon at Ebotse Links for our next Game. This game is special to Easterns as it will be our National Chairman, Vic Hall’s official visit to Easterns.
In addition it will be the 500th Game Badge for Easterns Stalwart, jimmy Sales.
Jimmy will also be receiving his 45 year tie. What a tremendous achievement and I urge you all to come and play and honour this amazing achievement!
Nomads Captains Report –Glendower 9th November 2016
The day started off well with a breakfast hosted by Easterns to get some feedback from our Chairman Vic Hall on his visits to other clubs and how some of them do things differently. A very informative get together, our Easterns committee and our Chairman. Thanks Vic.
The weather was stunning and my 4 ball consisting of Glendower Club Captain Miguel Cardosa, took on the formidable Cargo team of Graeme Wood and Albert Spalding. Surprisingly enough Albert had a bad day and we pocketed the cash
Thanks to Graeme Wood and Albert Spalding our sponsors of the day from Cargo Mercedes Benz for the sponsorship and the quality Mercedes Benz prizes, which were handed out.
To Miguel Cardosa, the Glendower Captain, thanks to you and your members for giving up the course for the afternoon. It was highly appreciated. The course was in excellent condition and the days average of 28.0 proves that the course was playing long.
However all was not well and the weather closed in and not all the field managed to complete their rounds. We did however get every one through 9 Holes and 40% did not play the full 18. 15% did not bother to enter a score after the game. Gentlemen this is unacceptable.
A huge congratulation to Tony Halse, who played his 300th Nomads monthly game. Tony decided to give tradition a miss and enjoyed a Cold Castle light instead of Champagne. Alec Saunders from Gauteng also played on the day in his 549th game. He will be receiving his 550 game badge on the 2nd December at Gautengs monthly game. Well done, Alec.
Joe Gumede also received his 100 game badge
5 year Tie’s for Phil Mayeza, Wes Kruger and 15 year ties for Greg Merwitz and Jack Herzfield.
To Terry, Cathy and Lindsay a big thank you for all the work you did with the chaos that prevailed. Glendower landed up having one of the worst flash floods I have ever seen. Players were unable to get to their cars to collect kit and some were trapped in the change rooms. The water that flooded into the clubhouse, took out the power to the projector and all the sound equipment. Prize giving ran late and had to be done with out the normal Microphones etc.
To Mark Ablett and Tee starters, Mike King, Ron Harris and Alan Harris, thank you for getting the field away on time.
See you all at our next monthly game at Lake Club Benoni on Saturday the 26th November. Remember that this is our Xmas game and we have music and food after the game
- Vic Lankilde
Captains Report July 2016
I have had a pretty busy month since our last game in Germiston
The very next week end we went to meet the Botswana Nomads in Mafikeng to compete against them in The Diamond Challenge. We were beaten solidly on day 1 but came back strongly on the Sunday. However it wa not good enough so Botswana walked off with the trophy again.
A week later 17-19th June I was in Zambia for the inaugaration of the newest club in the Nomads fold. Zambia!
What an enthusiastic bunch of young guy’s. I am sure they will be around for a long time to come.
Anul Gulab Past National Chairman of Zimbabwe addresses the new club.
I then flew to Australia to visit my daughter in Sydney, Mark Howard Browne National Vice Chairman managed to organise a game with Sydney North Nomads.
Craig Forman – Sydney North Captain, Mark Howard Browne Sydney South & myself at a very informal prize giving
I was back in time for the Modderfontein game on the Sunday Morning. This was sponsored by Sunshine Hospital and our good friend Ken Ford.
My four ball consisting of Ken Ford (Sponsor), Phil Michaux and Scott Mitchley (Club Captain Modderfontein) started off in the cold but it soon warmed up and we had a most enjoyable day. The end result was all sqaure so no money changed hands.
Ken, thanks again for sponsoring our Modderfontein game, your ongoing support for Easterns is truly appreciated.
To the Members of Modderfontein, a special thank you for allowing us the use of your course on a Sunday morning.
To our Ladies Terry and Cheryl, a big thank you to you both.
To Mark Ablett and our tee starters Brad Schoeman and Craig Dollery well done chaps.
Pieter Kruger and Tony Halgreen (Both still on sick leave) marshalled for us on the day and the field got through on time. Thank you!
On Wednesday 20th we had the Highveld trophy at Ebotse Links. 40 players from each club competing for the 33rd time for the Highveld trophy. All the individual scores were added together and divided by the number of players. The course was in immaculate condition and we had one 40 pointer on the day. Well done Cor Schutte from Northerns.
A proud Barry Bruton from Gauteng lifted the trophy from Easterns in 2nd and Louie Kaber from Northerns in 3rd.
Glenbrynth did a Whiskey tasting before prize giving alowing us to taste the 3 year old, 12 year old and the single malt. They also put a bottle of Glenbrynth on all 12 tables at supper. Thank you to Darren Moyes and Glenbrynth.
Join us on Saterday Afternoon 6th August at Kempton Park for our next Game.